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Retail

Lampert Standing by Sears With $300 Million Loan

Sales continued to decline at Sears and Kmart, and the parent company posted losses for the second quarter.

clock 24hVicki M. Young

Beauty

Stash SJP Brings Edge to Celebrity Fragrance Game

SJP's unexpected strategy to face celeb fragrance fallout.

clock 8hRachel Strugatz

Business

Emanuel Chirico on the Virtues of Raf Simons at Calvin Klein

PVH ceo Emanuel Chirico expects big things from Raf Simons’ take on Calvin Klein.

clock 18hEvan Clark

Coming Around Again: Sears to Relaunch Full-Service Beauty

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Overview

The beleaguered Sears is circling back into full-service beauty in a big way, following a costly and abrupt exit eight years ago.SEE LIST AT LEFT FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Financial

American Eagle Profits Fall

Second-quarter profits fell as progress in its women’s denim business wasn’t shared by other departments.

clock August 27, 2009Alexandra Steigrad and Matthew Lynch

Financial

L’Oreal Profits Down in First Half

L’Oréal’s net profits declined 13.7 percent to 1.086 billion euros, or $1.448 billion at average exchange, in first half 2009.

clock August 27, 2009Jennifer Weil

Financial

J. Crew Profits Rise

In the midst of the sharpest downturn since the Great Depression, J. Crew Group is staying the course.

clock August 27, 2009David Moin

Retailing

ShopNBC Gets Aggressive About Beauty

TV shopping network wants to evolve into an on-air springboard where small beauty brands hit big.

clock August 28, 2009Rachel Brown and Molly Prior

Retailing

Down to a Science: 3Lab Enters Its Next Phase

Luxury skin care line 3Lab Inc. is hoping its futuristic technology and cutting-edge ingredients will gain national appeal.

clock August 28, 2009Gillian Koenig

Clothing/Furnishings

Marc Ecko Makes First Foray Into Fragrance

Marc Ecko is making a play for the men’s fragrance market with the launch of his first scent, Ecko by Marc Ecko.

clock August 28, 2009Gillian Koenig

Fragrance

Cartier Launches Time-Themed Fragrance Collection

Les Heures de Parfum, a quintet of unisex scents, reference not only “the special moments of life,” but also Cartier’s watchmaking heritage.

clock August 28, 2009Julie Naughton

Clothing/Furnishings

Coach: Planning for the Man With New Scent

Coach is looking to beef up its men’s business by launching its first masculine scent, Coach for Men, in mid-September.

clock August 28, 2009Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Kim Kardashian Inks Deal With Lighthouse Beauty

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is about to add one more title to her résumé: fragrance creator.

clock August 28, 2009Julie Naughton

Fragrance

Blumarine Launching First Fragrance

Company will christen its fragrance license with a scent named after one of Italy’s most often used words.

clock August 28, 2009Stephanie Epiro

People

L’Oreal Paris Names Cole New Spokeswoman

L’Oréal Paris has tapped pop star and television personality Cheryl Cole as a brand spokeswoman in the U.K. and Ireland.

clock August 28, 2009Brid Costello

Beauty Features

Snippets: Guthy-Renker’s New CEOs…LaLicious’s New Line…

Infomercial giant Guthy-Renker announced Thursday that Ben Van de Bunt and Kevin Knee have been promoted from co-presidents to co-chief executive officers.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Southwest Buyers Seek Novel Fashions at FIG

Date tops and jewelry top lists.

clock August 28, 2009Holly Haber

Designer and Luxury

Second Lines Gain Steam

Designers and retailers see boom in demand.

clock August 28, 2009Miles Socha and Alessandra Ilari and Amanda Kaiser

Financial

Daily Stock Wrap: August 27, 2009

The day’s gainers and losers.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

In Brief: Bauer Restructuring

Reorganization specialist will also serve as corporate secretary.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

People

In Brief: Warren Joins Advanstar Fashion Group

Will oversee merchandising of MAGIC, Project and other Advanstar fashion trade shows.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Financial

Financo Names Faraut

Financo INC. has named Philippe Faraut managing director and head of its Los Angeles office.

clock August 28, 2009David Moin

Financial

Liberty Narrows Loss, Seeks Investor

Liberty plc, the retail and fabrics company, has narrowed its net losses in the past six months and recorded double-digit sales growth.

clock August 28, 2009Nina Jones

Financial

Bon-Ton on the Rise

Stock up 11.5% Thursday as retail shares edge higher.

clock August 28, 2009Evan Clark

Intimates and Activewear

Japan Golfwear Market Takes Off

The driving range has become the latest spot to make a fashion statement.

clock August 28, 2009Yoshiki Hayashi

People

Obit: Oscar Micucci of Tod’s

Oscar Micucci, the global communications and marketing director at Tod’s Group, died Tuesday in his Milan apartment of a heart attack.

clock August 28, 2009Alessandra Ilari

Ready-to-Wear and Sportswear

Mackage Launching Pop-Up Shop

Outerwear label to test market in the Meatpacking District.

clock August 28, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Design

Kazakhstan’s New Library

BIG wins building design competition.

clock August 28, 2009Rosemary Feitelberg

Design

The Toledos Live in a Glass House

The design duo of Isabel and Ruben Toledo have just polished off a stay deep in the woods at the Dale Chihuly-founded Pilchuck Glass School.

clock August 28, 2009Joanna Ramey

Design

On the Drawing Board: Tom Dixon’s Dock Project…Biomega’s Bamboo Bike

Tom Dixon is pulling together all sorts of passing fancies for next month’s London Design Festival.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Retailing

New Gloss: Sears Tries Beauty Again

The beleaguered Sears is circling back into full-service beauty in a big way, following a costly and abrupt exit eight years ago.

clock August 28, 2009Faye Brookman

Intimates and Activewear

Two Innerwear Firms Launch Hosiery Lines

Only Hearts and Commando Underwear are expanding their offerings with new legwear collections.

clock August 28, 2009Caroline Tell

Designer and Luxury

Bulgari Shutters Three U.S. Stores, Plans Three Openings

Bulgari is shifting locations of several of its U.S. stores in an effort to shore up lagging growth.

clock August 28, 2009Sophia Chabbott

Designer and Luxury

Dunhill Relaunches Watches

Dunhill is revisiting and reviving its heritage by launching its first watches in three years.

clock August 28, 2009Emilie Marsh

Retail Features

Paris’s Marais District Draws Men’s Retailers

New wave of men’s specialty stores arrive in the historic neighborhood.

clock August 28, 2009Natasha Montrose

Department Stores

Major Stores, Minority Businesses Seek to Connect

Strong partnerships, due diligence and clear business goals said crucial for minority-owned businesses to strengthen their ties with national retailers.

clock August 28, 2009Liza Casabona

Memo Pad

Memo Pad: An Ad Call for Men… Fortune’s Business of Style…

David Gandy’s sculpted torso has joined Scarlett Johansson’s voluptuous flesh in Dolce & Gabbana’s beauty ads.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Versus to Relaunch Apparel

Versace brand to launch women’s in September.

clock August 28, 2009Rachel Mascetta

Fashion Scoops

Chris March for Payment… Temperley’s New Line…

Former “Project Runway” contestant Chris March is suing designer Thierry Mugler for allegedly failing to pay him for work.

clock August 28, 2009WWD Staff

Department Stores

Belk 2nd-Qtr. Net Rises Despite Sales Decline

Inventory and expense control yield a 14.6% profit increase.

clock August 28, 2009Arnold J. Karr

Designer and Luxury

Hervé Léger by Max Azria Expands Globally

Label expands reach with store openings in London, Singapore and Dallas, and a relocation of its Madison Avenue unit in Manhattan.

clock August 28, 2009Marc Karimzadeh

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